Tag Archives: brain health

‘Love Hormone’ Helps Alcoholics

‘Love-Hormone’-Helps-Alcoholics

The “love hormone” oxytocin may help alcoholics going through detox. Two daily doses of oxytocin nasal spray during the first three days of a detox programme reduced the cravings amongst volunteers with severe but not life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. The group who received the hormone spray had fewer alcohol cravings and milder withdrawal symptoms than the placebo group. Reduced Anxiety Even better, some […]

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Berries for Better Health #4

Cranberries - Berries for Better Health

Size-wise, berries may not exactly be the giants of the produce world, but these diminutive fruits punch well above their weight in health benefits (and lest we forget, flavour!). High levels of antioxidants and photochemicals make berries the ultimate anti-ageing foods, packing proven boons for your brain, skin and heart health. They can even reduce the risks of diabetes and […]

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Berries for Better Health # 2

Blueberries - berries for better health

  Berries may not be the giants of the produce world, size-wise, but these diminutive fruits punch well above their weight in health benefits (and let’s not forget flavor!). High levels of antioxidants and photochemicals make berries the ultimate anti-ageing foods, packing proven boons for your brain, skin and heart health. They can even reduce the risks of diabetes and […]

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Berries for Better Health # 1

Acai - Berries for Better Health #1

Berries may not be the giants of the produce world, size-wise, but these diminutive fruits punch well above their weight in health benefits (and let’s not forget flavour!). High levels of antioxidants and photochemicals make berries the ultimate anti-ageing foods, packing proven boons for your brain, skin and heart health. They can even reduce the risks of diabetes and certain […]

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Omega 3 Fears Unfounded

Omega 3 is okay

Always thought Omega 3 was supposed to be great for you, but worried by recent news of a link with prostate cancer? Well worry not! As it turns out, the recent study in question has been discredited by some very credible independent authorities. Experts Condemn Study Trying to Link Omega-3 & The offending study’s authors were quick to blame supplements […]

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Post-Exercise Testosterone Surge Boosts Brain

Jogger - Post Exercise Testosterone Surge Boosts Brain

It’s now widely accepted that regular exercise improves brain function, enhancing our ability to remember and creatively problem-solve. The underlying mechanisms behind this are less well understood.
However new research from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences may provide one piece of the puzzle: testosterone.

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Sex a Good Stress

Sex = Good Stress

Stress is bad for you. This truism is virtually undisputed, and for good reason. Glucocorticoids, stress hormones, and their negative effects have been studied extensively. Conditions linked with high glucocorticoid levels are extensive, and diverse: heart disease, Alzheimer’s, back pain, depression… even the common cold! Good Stress For this reason, researchers at Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute were surprised to discover […]

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